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  What if our professional courage looked a lot like the courage described by Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, when he describes courage as- “when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.” This quote rocks us every time we see it. And, we are reminded that two things are true: Courage looks a lot like a calculated start, despite the circumstances. Our convictions are more important than the uncertainty of whether we may already be “licked.” It’s the uncertainty that...

  Seasons exist for a reason. And, yet sometimes they are annoyingly predictable. When it comes to New Year's resolutions, there are a few different camps. Some folks love the tradition, some ignore it, and others despise it. A few of us sign up simply to partake in goal-setting without ever expecting follow-through. And, an even fewer number (8%) of resolution setters actually stick to their goals. Considering all this, is there a better way to start 2018? At Omni Social Media, we would like to be a bit more pragmatic....

  Aspiring to be inspired?  When the inspiration is failing to materialize, starting with a little elbow grease, a little sweat, might bridge the gap. If we just keep moving through what feels like a plateau, a lull in motivation, then the inspiration may come back.   Edison said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”   A great Inc article highlighted their TOP 5 tips to inspire your team, and while they certainly apply to any team, we think they can also apply to the one-man/woman show too. Our favorite key takeaway:   ROLL UP...

Last month at Omni our theme was endurance, but for some of our crew (i.e. me) it felt more like a month of survival mode. When the unpredictable hits and priorities have to shift, when goals are delayed or projects necessarily neglected, how do the productivity focused minds avoid discouragement? Can we THRIVE in survival mode? It sure doesn’t sound easy, or even possible.    According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the definition of THRIVE is: TO GROW VIGOROUSLY And the definition of SURVIVE is: TO CONTINUE TO FUNCTION OR PROSPER DESPITE   So, despite our circumstances,...

This modern life is no easy thing. It requires endurance of all varieties. William Barclay put it like this, “endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” Now, this “hard thing” more overtly applies to significant life struggles and pivotal moments of pain or loss or change. But, endurance is required for all of the other, smaller moments of trying to keep up and adapt. Workforce retraining, continuing education, certificate programs, consulting firms and so much more, all exist because the...

Do you get it done? When you have a task list or a project to complete, how do you get it done? Are you a procrastinator? Or, do you steadily chip away at your work? Recent research shows that procrastination for the deadline driven folks is actually a useful tool. The extra stress brought by the nearing deadline is a strong motivator. Researchers are learning that people are not only motivated by the hope of positive emotions, but procrastinators “are also motivated, and even driven to achieve, by their attempt...

Dogged determination is a virtue we so praise in this American life. Not unique to the U.S. but it's certainly a characteristic we laud in nearly every aspect of society - the underdog, the startup, the inventor, the aspiring writer, actor, entrepreneur or overall, self-starter. These are the people we watch movies about and the stories we follow online. We worship a stellar comeback. Our culture’s favorite characters of fiction and of history are full of grit, passion and determination. We adore the “work-hard, play-hard” motto even if play is...

Omni Social Media is a community for you. And, we are proud to share our work and the growth of our social media marketing and training services. We love what we do, and our top two goals are: 1. Help YOU LEARN to love working with social media too! 2. Support your business with the social media work WE DO WORK FOR YOU! We are a community to help you build yours. And, we are excited to offer three ways we can work with you to meet these goals: 1) in-person trainings, 2)...

How can you adapt today? We think the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is in itself very OLD. In 2017, the proverbial “old dog” learns lots of new tricks and certainly has to in our technology driven era. Just ask the parent of millennials who has now mastered Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat only to keep up with their children's adventures online. Unfortunately, in business there is little grace for those of us who struggle to keep up with all the new tricks. We often fear appearing dated or irrelevant in...

You’re Gr-r-reat!! Really, you are great! We at Omni Social may be primarily of the millennial generation, but we know Tony the Tiger’s slogan “They’re Gr-r-reat” isn’t lost on any of our readers. Wouldn’t you love to hear Tony’s voice in moments of doubt reminding you just how great YOU are?! Unfortunately, the statistics show that most of us need a little more Tony in our lives than we realize. It’s estimated that only 2% of the population is living an authentic, daring, and fulfilling life. The 2% Mindset graphic below highlights...